The 31-year-old actress addressed her breakup with Musk in an Instagram post Tuesday after the 46-year-old Tesla founder confirmed they called it quits.
"Being in the public eye means having to explain yourself to so many people, so much of the time. In this case, I'd like to remain more quiet," Heard captioned a photo of the words "give," "love" and "joy" spelled out in roses around a pool.
"Although we have broken up, Elon and I care deeply for one another and remain close. Thank you for the continued support, respect, and privacy during these difficult, very human times," she added.
Musk had confirmed his split from Heard by commenting on the "Aquaman" star's Instagram photo Monday.
He called the picture "V cute" before attempting "to clear up some of the press storm" in another comment.
"Although Amber and I did break up, we are still friends, remain close and love one another," the businessman wrote.
"Long distance relationships when both partners have intense work obligations are always difficult, but who knows what the future holds."
Us Weekly reported Sunday that Heard and Musk had called it quits due to their busy schedules. The pair dated for about a year.
"The timing wasn't good for them," a source said. "He's super busy and works all the time. Amber is filming ['Aquaman'] in Australia until October. She's in no position to settle with him. She feels her career is just starting."
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